For more than a century, members of the royal family have sent Christmas cards to their subjects.
Photographs selected for the front of the cards show the growing family and its changing relationships as the years go by.
The photos include a portrait of the Queen aged 16, Princess Diana holding a newborn Prince Harry, and a mesmerized Princess Charlotte watching a children’s entertainer during a party.
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For more than 100 years, members of the British royal family have been sending Christmas cards to wish their subjects the best for the holiday season.
Photographs selected for the front of these cards have charted the royal family’s new additions and altered relationships. From a black-and-white portrait of King George V to a candid portrait of Prince William with his children, the Christmas cards have also captured the changing face of the royal family through the generations.
Keep scrolling to see the beautiful photographs shared by the royal family to wish their subjects a “Happy Christmas” each year.
1914: King George V and his wife, Mary, sent these stoic portraits to British troops to send their “best wishes for Christmas.”
This postcard was sent to the British troops in 1914, when World War I was underway.
“May God protect you and bring you home safe,” the card reads.
1942: A decade before she would become their queen, Princess Elizabeth sent this card to members of the British Army.
The 16-year-old princess sent this card to the Grenadier Guards regiment of the British Army.
Ten years later, her father, King George VI, passed away and she took over the throne.
1954: The image selected for the royal family’s 1954 Christmas card showed the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, and Princess Anne.
The photo shows them on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
1965: Members of the royal family delight …read more
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